Psalm 120:3-7

What shall be given to you, and what more shall be done to you, you deceitful tongue? A warrior's sharp arrows, with glowing coals of the broom tree! Woe to me, that I sojourn in Meshech, that I dwell among the tents of Kedar! Too long have I had my dwelling among those who hate peace. I am for peace, but when I speak, they are for war!

Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. A simple statement, but the process of learning to resist is not simple; it requires being willing to lean on You and to turn to You at the first hint of an attack by the Evil One. I must be willing to take that sense of "I can do it myself" and humble myself, coming to You in meekness and contrition, seeking Your power to resist.

It is all a unit, Lord, the attitude of “doing it myself” rears its ugly head in all the projects I am involved with, in all the assaults of the devil, in my relationships with others, on and on. Fill me with Your meekness.

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 60

Mid-day: 119:169-176

Evening: Psalm 136

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John Nunnikhoven

John Nunnikhoven is a member of The Fellowship of Ailbe and has begun working toward what, Lord willing, will become a re-awakening of the Church as a body directed into living the Kingdom in the here and now as it awaits the yet to come.

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